PhD economist Dan Roberts, Portfolio Manager of the award winning MainStay Unconstrained Bond Fund, didn’t start out on Wall Street. Early in his career he served at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, at The White House with the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, and was Executive Director of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee. We asked him how his government service influenced his investment career.
Seeking higher returns and protection against an eventual rise in interest rates, investors have been turning to non-traditional “unconstrained” bond funds. According to Morningstar, nontraditional bond fund assets have more than doubled to a record $151.5 billion last year, from $62.5 billion in 2011.
On this week’s WEALTHTRACK, an exclusive interview with an award winning portfolio manager who is an expert in this field. Dan Roberts of the five star rated MainStay Unconstrained Bond Fund explains why investment flexibility is so critical in today’s complex markets. Continue Reading »